This weekend we will be "Up North" attending the wedding of a very special friend - some of you may have read about it on another blog - it's codenamed Welliefest! Kudos to this lady and her fiance, they've organised the wedding THEY want, at a price they're happy with, and they've made it into a properly eco-friendly non-throwaway event too. We're extremely happy to be up there celebrating it with them.
"Everyone loves a good wedding" is the phrase isn't it - and while I'm sure there are a fair number of grumpsters out there ready to say "well I don't!" for the most part it's true - if you're walking past the local Register office on a saturday afternoon and a bride & groom are just emerging, most of us are going to stop to look, and say "Ahhh!". We've been lucky to attend a few over the years, and each and every one has been special in its own way. There was our own, of course....
I think the smiles say it all, really!
My youngest cousin married in 2007 - and this was when I first twigged that an album of candid photographs captured on the day made a great wedding present for someone. One of the things we were most grateful for from our own wedding was the number of people who got additional copies made of their photos (pre the ease of digital of course). Sometimes when you're standing to the side, watching the formal stuff going on, you can get the shots that the official photographer simply can't be in the right place for...
I've been to a "welliefest" type wedding before - although the couple concerned (MrEH's brother & his wife) didn't bill it as such (personally I think they missed a trick there) and that too provided some great options for those candid shots - we did a small photobook for my Parents-in-Law from that one as well as the main one for the couple themselves.
Looking forward to coming back with many more wellie-related shots from the weekend - and most importantly, Fay & Mr F, we wish you all the very best for not only today, but for the rest of your lives together. Love you both! xx